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THE GATHERING

The Gathering started out as atmospheric doomdeath, then dropped the death-metal growls in favor of a whiny alternative-type singer, then finally found their niche with a haunting female voice. They reached their high point with "Mandylion" and "Nighttime Birds," then made a dramatic turn away from metal altogether and toward trip/hop/pop/alternative/whatever on their last two albums, "How to Measure a Planet?" and "If_then_else."

Country: Netherlands
  1. The Mirror Waters
  2. Subzero
  3. In Sickness & Health
  4. King For A Day
  5. Second Sunrise
  6. Stonegarden
  7. Always...
  8. Gaya`s Dream
  • Frank Boeijen - keyboards, grand piano
  • Hugo Prinsen Geerlings - bass,flute, triangle
  • Hans Rutten - drums, windchimes
  • Rene Rutten - guitars
  • Bart Smits - vocals & backing vocals
  • Jelmer Wiersma - guitars
Additional musicians:
Marike Groot - all female vocals
Henk van Koeverden - electronics, Korg Ms 10
Recorded Feb 28 - Mar 7 1992 at the Beaufort Studio, Bovenkaspel, Holland
THE GATHERING - ALWAYS | Harm.us - Death, Black, Doom and Gothic Metal WebZine, bandlist, cd reviews, interviews, mp3 and forum
Length: 48:19
  1. On A Wave
  2. The Blue Vessel
  3. Her Last Flight
  4. The Sky People
  5. Nobody Dares
  6. Like Fountains
  7. Proof
  8. Heartbeat Amplifier
  9. A Passage To Desire
  • Niels Duffhues - vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Frank Boeijen - keyboards, synthesizers, samples
  • Rene Rutten - guitars
  • Jelmer Wiersma - guitars
  • Hugo Prinsen Geerligs - bass, flute
  • Hans Rutten - drums
  • Martine Van Loon - female vocals
Recorded live and mixed at Spitsbergen Studio, September 1993
THE GATHERING - ALMOST A DANCE | Harm.us - Death, Black, Doom and Gothic Metal WebZine, bandlist, cd reviews, interviews, mp3 and forum
Length: 54:38
  1. Strange Machines
  2. Eleanor
  3. In Motion #1
  4. Leaves
  5. Fear The Sea
  6. Mandylion
  7. Sand And Mercury
  8. In Motion #2
  • Anneke van Giersbergen - vocals
  • Rene Rutten - guitars, flute
  • Jelmer Wiersma - guitars
  • Frank Boeijen - synthesizers
  • Hugo Prinsen Geerligs - bass
  • Hans Rutten - drums
Recorded & mixed June 1st - June 16th '95 at Woodhouse Studios,Hagen, Germany
Curumbor Elendil's #1 album of 1995
THE GATHERING - MANDYLION | Harm.us - Death, Black, Doom and Gothic Metal WebZine, bandlist, cd reviews, interviews, mp3 and forum
Length: 52:42
  1. Strange Machines (Single Edit)
  2. Strange Machines (Album Version)
  3. In Motion #1 (Live)
  4. Leaves
  • Anneke van Giersbergen - vocals
  • Rene Rutten - guitars, flute
  • Jelmer Wiersma - guitars
  • Frank Boeijen - synthesizers
  • Hugo Prinsen Geerligs - bass
  • Hans Rutten - drums
EP-MCD
Recorded at Woodhouse Studios,Hagen, Germany
Tracks 3 and 4 recorded live at KRO's Leidsekade
  1. Third Chance
  2. Adrenaline
  3. Leaves
  • Anneke van Giersbergen - vocals
  • Rene Rutten - guitars
  • Jelmer Wiersma - guitars
  • Frank Boeijen - synthesizer, grand piano
  • Hugo Prinsen Geerligs - bass
  • Hans Rutten - drums
MCD
  1. Kevin's Telescope
  2. In Power We Entrust The Love Advocated
  3. Confusion (demo version)
  • Anneke van Giersbergen - vocals
  • Rene Rutten - guitars
  • Jelmer Wiersma - guitars
  • Frank Boeijen - synthesizer, grand piano
  • Hugo Prinsen Geerligs - bass
  • Hans Rutten - drums
MCD
"In Power We Entrust..." written by Dead Can Dance
  1. On Most Surfaces
  2. Confusion
  3. The May Song
  4. The Earth Is My Witness
  5. New Moon Different Day
  6. Third Chance
  7. Kevin's Telescope
  8. Nighttime Birds
  9. Shrink
  • Anneke van Giersbergen - vocals
  • Rene Rutten - guitars
  • Jelmer Wiersma - guitars
  • Frank Boeijen - synthesizer, grand piano
  • Hugo Prinsen Geerligs - bass
  • Hans Rutten - drums
THE GATHERING - NIGHTTIME BIRDS | Harm.us - Death, Black, Doom and Gothic Metal WebZine, bandlist, cd reviews, interviews, mp3 and forum
Length: 48:43
  1. The May Song (two versions)
  2. The Earth Is My Witness
  3. Strange Machines
  • Anneke van Giersbergen - vocals
  • Rene Rutten - guitars
  • Jelmer Wiersma - guitars
  • Frank Boeijen - synthesizer, grand piano
  • Hugo Prinsen Geerligs - bass
  • Hans Rutten - drums
MCD
"Strange Machines" features the Metropool Orchestra
  1. Liberty Bell
  2. Shrink
  3. Frail
  1. Frail
  2. Great Ocean Road
  3. Rescue Me
  4. My Electricity
  5. Liberty Bell
  6. Red Is a Slow Colour
  7. The Big Sleep
  8. Marooned
  9. Travel
  10. South American Ghost Ride
  11. Illuminating
  12. Locked Away
  13. Probably Built in the Fifties
  14. How to Measure a Planet?
  • Frank Boeijen - keyboards
  • Hugo Prinsen Geerligs - bass
  • Anneke van Giersbergen - vocals
  • Hans Rutten - drums
  • René Rutten - guitars
Double CD set
  1. The Big Sleep
  2. On Most Surfaces
  3. Probably Built in the Fifties
  4. Liberty Bell
  5. Marooned
  6. Rescue Me
  7. Strange Machines
  8. Nighttime Birds
  9. My Electricity
  10. Sand and Mercury
  • Anneke van Giersbergen - vocals
  • René Rutten - guitars
  • Hans Rutten - drums
  • Hugo Prinsen Geerligs - bass
  • Frank Boeijen - synths
live album
  1. Rollercoaster (radio edit)
  2. Theme from "The Cyclist"
  3. Leaves (live, with Metropole Orchestra)
  • Anneke van Giersbergen - vocals
  • René Rutten - guitars
  • Hans Rutten - drums
  • Hugo Prinsen Geerligs - bass
  • Frank Boeijen - synths
MCD
  1. Rollercoaster
  2. Shot to Pieces
  3. Amity
  4. Bad Movie Scene
  5. Colorado Incident
  6. Beautiful War
  7. Analog Park
  8. Herbal Movement
  9. Saturnine
  10. Morphia's Waltz
  11. Pathfinder
  • Anneke van Giersbergen - vocals
  • René Rutten - guitars
  • Hans Rutten - drums
  • Hugo Prinsen Geerligs - bass
  • Frank Boeijen - synths
  1. Amity (radiomix)
  2. Life Is What You Make It
  3. Amity (trippopradiomix)
  4. Amity (timecodeaudioremix)
  5. Amity (extendedtripremix)
  6. Amity (threepeopleremix)
  7. Amity (live at "Isabelle")
  • Anneke van Giersbergen - vocals
  • René Rutten - guitars
  • Hans Rutten - drums
  • Hugo Prinsen Geerligs - bass
  • Frank Boeijen - synths
MCD
  1. These good people
  2. Even the spirits are afraid
  3. Broken glass
  4. You learn about it
  5. Souvenirs
  6. We just stopped breathing
  7. Monsters
  8. Golden grounds
  9. Jelena
  10. A life all mine
Additional vocals on "A life all mine" by Trickster G.
  1. Monsters-radio edit mix
  2. Monsters-gallion mix
  3. Monsters-gauzy mix
  4. Monsters go Deep-dance mix
  5. Monsters-promo demo mix
  1. Shortest Day
  2. In Between
  3. Alone
  4. Walking Hour
  5. Fatigue
  6. A noise Severe
  7. Forgotton
  8. Solace
  9. Your Troubles Are Over
  10. Box
  11. The Quiet One
  12. Home
  13. Forgotten Reprise
Length: 60:25
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